This book is an attempt to survey the natural history of the whole of Wales. It therefore covers such areas as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons as well as the spectacularly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and the less well-known but no less interesting areas of mid-Wales. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Wales is a country of great geographical and biological diversity, a largely mountainous land whose eastern scarps overlook the richer plains of Mercia. William Condry is an acute observer of the potentialities of terrain, and particularly in respect of wildlife habitats. The author of the distinguished volume on Snowdonia in the New Naturalist series, he is the ideal person to write about one of the best-known and best-loved parts of Great Britain.
This book is an attempt to survey the natural history of the whole of Wales. It therefore covers such areas as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons as well as the spectacularly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and the less well-known but no less interesting areas of mid-Wales.
Describing each kind of terrain in turn, William Condry has explored and surveyed the face of this unique land as few others have done. Beginning with corries, crags and summits, he goes on to consider moorlands, mires and conifers. There then follow rivers, lakes and marshes; the native woodlands; limestone flora; farmlands, villages and estates; the industrial scene; and finally perhaps the most striking terrain of all, the coast. This encompasses polders, peatlands, beaches, dunes and estuaries as well as cliffs, headlands and island.
Within each of these areas William Condry brings a wealth of experience to bear on the more obvious aspects of wildlife - flowering plants and ferns, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Important rarities such as the Snowdon lily or the red kite are, of course, included, but always with the intention of establishing a proper respect for their conservation.
Affectionate and thoroughly informative, full of insights into local history and always a delight to read, this is a magnificent introduction to Wales and its countryside.
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‘Bill Condry . . . goes right through and up and down the principality in an astonishing durvey of rocks, plants, birds and mammals, as well as much else, from the Snowdon lily to the unique voles of Skomer, the creeping carpet of conifers in the uplands to the orchid and insects of the stil remaining bods.’
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Book Description Bloomsbury, UK, 1981. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. A wonderful account. New Naturalist No.66 in the Bloomsbury reprint. pp288, illus. DW in archival sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007589
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Light general wear, light bump to top rear corner, cloth spine slightly faded at top edge, but a nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in nice condition. ; The New Naturalist Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 40325
Book Description 1982 Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1982 1st reprint, near fine. Dust jacket very good, not price clipped, heavily faded & slightly marked on spine. Bookseller Inventory # N66B
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Servi, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000922137
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Green hardback cloth cover. Second Edition. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 287pp. With rubbed dust jacket VG : in very good condition. Spine of cover and jacket faded. Bookseller Inventory # nn066aa
Book Description Collins New Naturalist, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles to spine.A superb clean tight copy with no faults.287pp.The dust wrapper has been price clipped and someone has carefully wrapped it in clear plastic but stuck it to edge of dust wrapper.(bk40). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1474536782381
Book Description Collins, London, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition Used. In pictoiral jacket over green cloth with gilt titling, 8vo, 287pp. Minimal shelfwear, name to endpaper). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 0811583
Book Description 1982 Collins, 1982. Hardback. 1982 1st reprint, Collins, near fine, dust jacket very good plus, not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # NN66-1
Book Description Collins, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st 1981 HB Collins; no dust jacket otherwise good clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000202582
Book Description Collins, 1981. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 1981. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Corries, crags and summits, moorlands, mires and conifers, rivers, lakes and marshes, native woodlands, limestone flora, farmlands, villages and estates, the industrial scene and the coast. New Naturalist No. 66. B/w photos. Green cloth boards. Pale foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is a little creased and covered (by publisher) in clear film that is stuck at edges to verso. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2116202